1258PSCAA3MDFAlder Clear Plain Sliced A/3 Natural Birch Rotary Cut Back MDF Core 1/2" 5x8
With a fine, light grain pattern and consistent color, Columbia Alder has a fresh look and great workability, making it a versatile choice for paneling, furniture and cabinetry needs. These panels from the Pacific Northwest work well with any interior design, from rustic to contemporary.
The Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) core is made in a production process similar to Particleboard (PBC) except that all of wood particles are small and uniform like sawdust. MDF offers great stability and is the least likely to react when subjected to a measurable change in temperature or humidity. It offers a very smooth, void-free surface for veneer faces.
MDF has greater strength and screw holding properties than particleboard and weighs around 100 lbs per 3/4-inch panel. It is used in cabinets, furniture, fixtures and molding and is highly recommended for thin panel applications such as door inserts for cabinets and paneling.